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Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

The Fairfield County town of Westport is located in the southern part of the state on the Long Island Sound. The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green’s Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport...

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  • 1835 - The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green’s Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ westport/
  • News  1874 - ANOTHER FIRE IN WESTPORT
    Thursday morning, at half-past two o’clock, fire was discovered issuing from the large farm barn on the premises of Mr. Stephen H. Alden in Westport. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - Seventy-Four Years Married
    WESTPORT, Ct., April 18. - Captain Alfred Taylor, of the Poplar Plains District, some two miles north of the town of Westport, is now in his 95th... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westport, a banking post-village in Westport township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - Train Wreck
    Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - ONE KILLED IN TRUCK BLAST.
    Westport, Conn. - (AP) - State police at Westport barracks said Thursday night a fireman was killed and "ten or twelve" others badly burned when a... Read MORE...

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